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  • YouTube Launches New Comments Management Tool

    YouTube Launches New Comments Management Tool

    YouTube today launched a new tool for managing comments on its site that gives video creators a central inbox for all the comments their videos receive. When YouTube made the controversial switch to Google+ comments, it also added a number of new tools for managing these comments. With this change, however, it also took away the ability to manage comments from the YouTube Inbox and moved… Read More

  • YouTube Addresses Massive Spam Problem Following Rollout Of Much-Maligned Google+ Commenting System

    YouTube Addresses Massive Spam Problem Following Rollout Of Much-Maligned Google+ Commenting System

    Google says it’s taking steps to address the increase in YouTube comment spam that arose from the recent shift to the new commenting system powered by Google+. YouTube users have already been fairly displeased with the new system for reasons related to privacy, confusion, and the ability to leave anonymous comments, having already left over 31,000 comments of their own on a video… Read More

  • Study: Facebook Comments Are More Civil Than Newspaper Website Comments

    Study: Facebook Comments Are More Civil Than Newspaper Website Comments

    Hypothesis: A person is less likely to accuse a complete stranger of being a socialist demon hell-bent on killing babies with free health insurance, when their friends can see him being a complete asshat. Read More

  • Google Launches Google+ Commenting System For Blogger, Coming To The Rest Of The Web Soon?

    Google Launches Google+ Commenting System For Blogger, Coming To The Rest Of The Web Soon?

    Google today announced that bloggers on its Blogger publishing platform can now enable a new Google+-powered commenting system for their sites. This means Blogger users can now use Google+ as a commenting platform for their blogs and comments from Google+ will automatically appear on their blogs, too. Google has already enabled this new system on all of its official blogs. This new… Read More

  • Iterations: The Diamond Is In The Comments

    Iterations: The Diamond Is In The Comments

    People often ask me some variant of this question: “What’s a startup out there that will be a great investment hit but no one really thinks of that way yet?” There are many possible answers, but I’ll focus this week’s column on one: Disqus. Now, there are many smart folks who believe online comments are either dead or worthless, and they have some valid points. Read More

  • YouTube And Google+ Grow Closer: All Users Can Now Switch Their Usernames To Their Google+ Profiles

    YouTube And Google+ Grow Closer: All Users Can Now Switch Their Usernames To Their Google+ Profiles

    YouTube’s comment section isn’t exactly known for being a hotbed of in-depth intellectual conversations. One of the reasons for this, some would argue, is the fact that YouTube still lets people post comments using handles like ‘cutepuppies99′ without having to reveal your real identity. Starting today, however, you will have the option to use your Google-wide… Read More

  • 61 Percent Of Disqus Comments Are Made With Pseudonyms

    61 Percent Of Disqus Comments Are Made With Pseudonyms

    One of the unending debates in blogging circles is about the value of comments. How do you encourage the best comments and discourage the anonymous trolls? Do you even need comments?  Or do you enforce civility by requiring real names, through the use of Facebook comments (which is what we currently use on TechCrunch) at the expense of discouraging conversation? But there is a middle… Read More

  • Burn Notice Prequel Goes All Dual Screen With Realtime Comments

    Burn Notice Prequel Goes All Dual Screen With Realtime Comments

    TV is just not the same without Twitter and Facebook chatter. Tonight’s prequel movie Burn Notice: The Fall of Sam Axe comes with social chatter about the show on your laptop courtesy of Echo, the realtime commenting system. The USA Network launched this companion site, which pulls in comments, Tweets, Facebook status updates and Fan Page comments, as well as YouTube video and… Read More

  • Facebook Comments Epitomizes Everything I Hate About Facebook

    Facebook Comments Epitomizes Everything I Hate About Facebook

    It’s been a month since we introduced Facebook Comments round these parts, time enough to have given it some serious consideration. And my conclusions are as follows: …are you kidding me? This is the best a $75 billion company could come up with? Isn’t Facebook supposed to be the new home of software’s best and brightest? Is this some kind of elaborate practical… Read More

  • The best comment ever

    The best comment ever

    I knew we’d probably get plenty of comments on the iPad Review and I honestly enjoy the back and forth. But there’s one type of comment we always see and it basically says “Why is this on my browser?” Clearly, commenter Krugeri knows the answer: our commenters have been kidnapped by an international group of terrorists and are being forced to read reviews against… Read More

  • Wanted: Comment shills for a "large project"

    Wanted: Comment shills for a "large project"


    Are you in the Harrisburg area? Are you able to type in English? Well some weird company wants you to shill for them, offering $50 for your trouble. Here’s the post: We are an internet marketing company that increases market awareness for our clients and there is a large project with a March 29th deadline, requiring 50 comments for each brand. All you need is an internet connection… Read More

  • Best of: Stupid Android Market comments by slightly stupid people

    Best of: Stupid Android Market comments by slightly stupid people


    One of the great things about Android Market is that you can see what everyone has to say about the applications they’ve downloaded. Very useful in figuring out if you should really download that app called “Alien Blood Bath” or just avoid it all together. The system, however, is slightly flawed. It appears that no one is really moderating these comments, and they usually end… Read More

  • Comment of the Day: Ask a Query!

    Comment of the Day: Ask a Query!


    From the briny deep comes this mad-eyed comment on a post about game companies: Hi. I regularly scan this forum. This is the head together unequivocal to ask a query.
    How multitudinous in this forum are references Nautical port behind, disingenuous users?
    Can I depute all the facts that there is? Can you, sir? Can you? Read More

  • Today in CG Comments: I am become Death, the buyer of Chanel

    Today in CG Comments: I am become Death, the buyer of Chanel


    ML Smith of some weird blogs commented on our pithy commentary between Audrina and Audrina’s co-worker on The Hills describing the Large Hadron Collider. Instead of a reasoned debate about the relative merits of Audrina vs. Heidi we were privy to long-winded commentary on Nagasaki and the potential for a second “Big Bang.” A short snippet: CLIC
    ML Smith Perhaps I have… Read More

  • In comments, Tweeter employees are just like us

    In comments, Tweeter employees are just like us


    In response to our post on Tweeter shutting down, a brave Tweeter employee dropped us a line: I’m a Tweeter Employee, and let me tell you firsthand, our management is 100% responsible for our failure. They sit in the Glass Palace up in Canton MA, where it seems every two weeks they change the companies direction. Last week we were supposed to be Crestron Dealers who gave $60K… Read More

  • YouTube/MacBook hilarious comments round-up

    YouTube/MacBook hilarious comments round-up

      I enjoy any well-articulated, insightful, and/or hilarious comments left here on CrunchGear very much but I really, really get a kick out of the crazy-ass, aggressive, maniacal comments left on YouTube videos. Hit the jump to read some comments left about the probably-fake MacBook video that surfaced earlier this morning. Just a warning that there’s some harsh language… Read More

  • CrunchGear update: Comments require emails and names, kids!

    CrunchGear update: Comments require emails and names, kids!

    Just a note for you, our faithful readers. Starting right now you’ll have to leave both a name and valid email address to leave a comment. This is to reduce the amount of spam our server has to deal with which should make everything faster for our readers, like you. Don’t worry, we don’t sell, trade, bargain with, mutilate, rub, smell, flaunt, or otherwise do anything with… Read More

  • Seesmic comments on CrunchGear

    Following the footsteps of our overlord and master, we’ve added Seesmic video comments to CrucnhGear. Hopefully this won’t tear the proverbial hind-end out of our site and will be a great way to show off gadgets you might have or discuss problems and issues in an interesting way. I also expect lots of T&A and some 2geeks1 biggulp action on here, as well. Read More

  • Teh.Be$T.Kommenter.Evar

    Teh.Be$T.Kommenter.Evar

    Comments are the greasy oil that keeps the blog machine running. Here are three great (and 100% unedited) comments recently posted by your fellow readers. Comment on Don’t shoot the messenger: Microsoft internal promo video about Windows Vista is hard to watch by Vero Pepperrell Wow. Dread to think what the conversation was like in the boardroom. “Right guys, we need to make a… Read More

  • Teh.Be$T.Kommenter.Evar

    Teh.Be$T.Kommenter.Evar

    Comments are the greasy oil that keeps the blog machine running. Here are three great (and 100% unedited) comments recently posted by your fellow readers. jaydobro on AT&T begins rolling out Wi-Fi service in San Antonio Starbucks is there a corporation you do like? or is it just an overall hatred of corporations? drdrew on Tax Woes Rant Post v1.0 Feel free to try to make me cry. you suck. Read More